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Scholar Athlete Award Winners

Jo Dusatko (Scholar Athlete Subcommittee Chair), Stu Pospisil (Omaha World Herald Sports Writer), Andy Kendeigh (Channel 7 Sports Director) and Derek Leathers (Chairman & CEO of Werner Enterprises and Founder of Play Smart) help Recognize and Present the Outstanding Scholar Athlete Awards  Congratulations to them all for as Jo Dustatko says; they are the “Cream of the Crop” for High School Sports.

2023-24 Spring Season Scholar Athlete

2022/2023 Scholar Athlete of the Year & Spring Scholar Athlete                              Winter 2023                                           Fall 2022

2021/2022 Scholar Athlete of the Year & Spring Scholar Athlete                              Winter 2022                                             Fall 2021

2020/2021 Scholar Athlete of the Year & Spring Scholar Athlete                              Winter 2021                                             Fall 2020

2019/2020 Scholar Athlete of the Year & Winter Scholar Athlete                                                                                                 Fall 2019

2018/2019 Scholar Athlete of the Year & Spring Scholar Athlete                              Winter 2019                                              Fall 2018

2022/2023 Winter Season

Scholar Athlete Award Winners

Back Row –  Shelly Soupir,Stu Pospisil, Nate Germonprez, Trey Bird, Joel Adams, Kael Lauridsen, Coleton Pleiss, Jake Brack, Andy Kendeigh

Front Row – Aleesha Oden, Mya Babbitt, Mya Skoff, Molly Von Seggern, Julia McKlem, Emily Merten, Josie Hood

2022/2023 Fall Season

Scholar Athlete Award Winners

Back Row –  Ben Boudreau,Zane Flores, Alexander Rice, Larry Jacobson, Megan Burke, Derek Leathers, Maddia Groff, Faith Mills, Andy Kendeigh and Cole Ballard

Front Row – Izabella Pesicka, Anika Richards, Nayera Abdessalam, Destiny Ndam-Simpson, Alanna Bankston and Stella Adeyemi

2021/2022 Outstanding

Scholar Athlete of the Year Award Winners

          Gage Stenger – Millard South  and           

Ava LeGrand – Papillion LaVista South 

Top Row: Derek Leathers, Jordan Greenwood, Mac Weaver, Mason Koch, Ben Ayala and Andy Kendeigh not pictured Gage Stenger, Brandon Lundquist or Noble Rasmussen

Front Row: Paige Bracker, Emma Prososki, Avynne Cornett, Ava LeGrand, Lilee Kaasch, Sadie Millard Not pictured Sydney Schroeder

2021/2022 Spring Season

Scholar Athlete Award Winners

2021/2022 Winter Season

Scholar Athlete Award Winners

Back Row – Andy Kendeigh, Garrett Grice, Tyler Antoniak, Gage Stenger,  Jasen Green, Josh Dix, Thomas Eichmann, Sam Solberg, Derek Leathers and Stu Pospisil

Front Row – Megan Belt, Kayla Doll, Carly Kendeigh, Elizabeth Sanchez, Macy Klein, Madeline McLeay and Olivia Dendinger

Derek Leathers – President & CEO Werner Enterprises and PlaySmart Founder

Powerful Message to the

2021 / 2022 Winter Season

Scholar Athlete Award Winners

2021/2022 Fall Season

Scholar Athlete Award Winners

Back Row – Stu Pospisil, Dominic Rezac, Gabe Hinrichs, Mick Huber, Will Hubert and Andy Kendeigh not pictured Zachary Kuo

Front Row – Katelyn Ruge, Taylor Sedlacek, Baylie Girres, Ava Rongisch, Ensley Frame, Ava LeGrand and Deavion Deleon

2020/2021 Outstanding

Scholar Athlete of the Year Award Winners

Drew Christo – Elkhorn  and  Lindsay Krause – Skutt Catholic

Top Row: Andy Kendeigh, Abraham Hoskins, Joseph Craig, Drew Christo, Lindsay Krause, Corbin Hawkins, Dominic Melrose, Chance Hergott, Derek Leathers

Front Row: Cole Lammel, Lauren Harris, Madison Smith, Mia Sutter, Sarah Weber, Brooke Dumont, Lyndsay Adams, Mary Faulk, Colton Stock – Not pictured Meena Satpathy and Zach Weis

2020/2021 Spring Season

Scholar Athlete Award Winners

2020/2021 Winter Season

Scholar Athlete Award Winners

Back Row –Damon Benning, Hannah Hailu, Andrew Kenny, CeCe Hacker, Aanaya Harris, Hunter Sallis, Derek Leathers, Stu Pospisil

Front Row – Kaitlyn Dickmeyer, Caleb Ollis, Ian Rudner, Scott Robertson and Megan Carter

2020 2021 Fall Season

Scholar Athlete Award Winners

Back Row – Sydney Taake, Isaac Richards, Cole Payton, Rylee Gray, Norah Sis, Lindsay Krause & Ethan Neil

Front Row – Kaylie Crews, Jaedan Bunda, Skylar Ueding, Jordyn Bahl and Lindsey Kelly

2019/2020 Fall Season

Scholar Athlete Award Winners

Back Row – Andy Kendeigh, Derek Leathers, Kellen McLaughlin, Jayme Horan, Lauren Goertz, Clare Kramper, Kenton Young, McKenna Ruch and Stu Pospisil

Front Row – Samantha Christiansen, Kaitlyn Hanna, Billie Andrews, Alyssa Gappa, Megan Skovsende, Chloe Paschal – Not Pictured Jevyon Ducker

2018/2019 Outstanding

Scholar Athlete of the Year Award Winners

Ethan Goldner – Westside  and  Darby Thomas – Abraham Lincoln

Top Row: Derek Leathers, Caleb Riedel, Connor Barnett, Vikram Venkataraman, Joshua Peters, Mitchell Klassen and Andy Kendeigh

Front Row: Darby Thomas, Lauren Thompson, Samantha Marek, Julia King, Mia McGrath, not pictured Josie Friedman

2018/2019 Spring Season

Scholar Athlete Award Winners

2018/2019 Winter Season

Scholar Athlete Award Winners

Back Row: Andy Kendeigh, Derek Leathers, Kody Hollingsworth, Mark Cavanaugh, Akol Arop, Dean Thompson and Stu Pospisil

Front Row: Elizabeth Richardson, Connor Lammel, Gavin Peitzmeier, Josey Ryan and Ryley Nolin

2018/2019 Fall Season

Scholar Athlete Award Winners

Back Row – Ryan Bena, Samuel Faulk, Tyler Chadwick, Lily Heyne, Michaela Bartels, Logan Connealy, Ethan Goldner

Front Row – Bailey Urban, Taya Skelton, Abby Heffner, Anna Boor, Jalea Culliver – Not Pictured Max Duggan